Market View by Mike Stock
Medium-sized crossovers held the sales momentum in the SUV segment in the New Zealand new vehicle market in the first third of 2018, slotting into the top-five spots.
On top of the chart was Mazda’s well-regarded CX-5, easily one of the best vehicles sold in NZ, with a four-month sales tally of 1199, representing a 16 percent share of the top 10.
In second place was Kia’s equally highly-rated Sportage with 1012 sales, just 16 more than Toyota’s long-popular RAV4.
Another Toyota, the American-sourced Highlander, was in fourth place with 771 registrations, followed closely by Mitsubishi’s Outlander, which can get confusing, then Nissan’s small crossover, the Qashqai in sixth, also the first and top-selling small SUV.
Holden’s Captiva is proving resilient and popular in seventh, despite the newer Equinox joining it in the stable, but not featuring in the top 10.
Honda’s CR-V holds a very tight eighth place, just 12 sales behind Captiva, but one ahead of Hyundai’s bold Kona in ninth...
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